NHL Daily – Thursday Battles

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, February 10th, 2022

News

  • The Vancouver Canucks have announced that Cammi Granato has been hired as Assistant General Manager.
    • Granato was previously a scout, and the first female scout in NHL history, for the Seattle Kraken.

  • The Edmonton Oilers have relieved Dave Tippett of his duties as head coach.
    • Jim Playfair was also relived of his duties as assistant coach.
    • Jay Woodcroft has assumed head coaching duties with Dave Manson taking on an assistant coach role.

  • The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno.
    • Foligno was suspended for two games for kneeing Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry on Tuesday night.
    • Per the terms of the CBA, and based on his annual average salary, Foligno will forfeit $31,000.

  • The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have reached an agreement with Arizona State University.
    • The agreement will have the Coyotes move to Tempe, AZ for the next three seasons as they will play at the Sun Devils new multi-purpose arena.

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Game Recaps

  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Jack Roslovic would score to give the Jackets the 1-0 lead. In the second period Rasmus Dahlin and Kyle Okposo would score to give the Sabres the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Alex Tuch would strike for the Sabres, but goals from Brendan Gaunce and Oliver Bjorkstrand would tie the game at three for the Jackets. In overtime Jakub Voracek would strike 16 seconds into the extra frame to give the Blue Jackets the 4-3 victory over the Sabres.
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  • Carolina Hurricanes v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Boston the Bruins would host the Carolina Hurricanes, and in the first period Vincent Trocheck would score to give the Canes the 1-0 lead. In the second period Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho, and Brett Pesce would score to give the Canes the four goal lead. Then in the third period Aho and jordan Staal would score to give the Hurricanes the 6-0 victory over the Bruins.
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
    • In Ottawa the Senators would play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and after a scoreless first period Jeff Carter would score to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Bryan rust to give the Penguins the 2-0 victory over the Senators.
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  • Washington Capitals v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In Montreal the Canadiens would host an Alex Ovechkin-less Washington Capitals, and in the first period Joe Snively and Connor McMichael would score to give the Caps the 2-0 lead. In the second period Rem Pitlick and Cole Caufield would score for the Habs, but goals from Carl Hagelin and Snively would keep the Caps ahead by two. Then in the third period Tom Wilson would get the empty netter to give the Capitals the 5-2 victory over the Canadiens.
  • New Jersey Devils v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
    • In St. Louis the Blues would play host to the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Klim Kostin would score for the Blues, but goals from PK Subban and Michael McLeod would give the Devils the 2-1 lead. In the second period Brayden Schenn and Justin Faulk would score to give the Blues the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Schenn would net his second of the game for the Blues, but goals by Yegor Sharangovich, Jimmy Vesey, Jesper Boqvist, and a pair from Nico Hischier would give the Devils the 7-4 victory over the Blues.
  • Scott’s TXHT Recap – Devils Hold Off Blues to Win
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
    • In Calgary the Flames would host the Toronto Maple Leafs, and after a scoreless first period Rasmus Sandin would strike for the Leafs, but goals from Andrew Mangiapane, Noah Hanafin, Oliver Kylington, and Elias Lindholm would give the Flames the 4-1 lead. In the third, Calgary takes the four goal lead when Rasmus Anderson nets his second of the year but then Toronto comes within three when Michael Bunting nets his 14th but the comeback falls by the wayside as the Flames down the Maple Leafs 5-2.
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the first period Nikita Kucherov would score for the Bolts, but goals by Gabriel Landeskog and Devon Toews would give the Avs the 2-1 lead. In the second period Brayden Point would strike for the Lightning, but Valeri Nichushkin would strike to give the Avs the 3-2 win after a scoreless third period.
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Today’s Games

  • WIN v. DAL – 830p ET
  • NYI v. EDM – 9p ET
  • TB v. ARI – 930p ET
  • SEA v. ANA – 10p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • ‘They’re going to love him’: Why John Tortorella feels Martin St. Louis is great fit for Canadiens bench (The Athletic – $)
  • Future Looks Bright In Anaheim (Ducks N Pucks)
  • Abercrombie and Brooks get the call | NHL Bound: Episode 1 (NHL)
  • Insider Trading: What comes next for the Edmonton Oilers? (TSN)
  • Kraken to feature first all-Black television broadcast crew (Color of Hockey)
  • 32 Thoughts Blog: Teetering on the abyss, Oilers turn to another new coach (SportsNet)
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